Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Compared to the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

SpecificationsTamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD LensSony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
  Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Lens Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
Year Introduced20182014
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups15/1012/10
Angle of View: Diagonal103° 41' - 63° 26'107° - 63°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.8-16 / f/4-22 f/4-22
Aperture Max by Focal Length 17-20mm = f/2.8
21-24mm = f/3.2
25-30mm = f/3.5
31-35mm = f/4.0
Number of Aperture Blades 7 7
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 16.2 oz  (459g) 18.3 oz  (518g)
Actual Weight 16.1 oz  (455g) 18.4 oz  (520g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.1 oz  (30g) 1.1 oz  (30g)
In-Use Weight 17.1 oz  (485g) 19.4 oz  (550g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.29 x 3.64”  (83.6 x 92.5mm) 3.07 x 3.88”  (78 x 98.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.29 x 3.96”  (84 x 100.6mm) 3.07 x 4.07”  (78.1 x 103.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 4.19”  (106.5mm) 4.67”  (118.6mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 0.22”  (5.5mm) 0.65”  (16.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.94 x 1.43”  (100.2 x 36.2mm) 3.76 x 1.15”  (95.4 x 29.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.06 - 5.29”  (128.4 - 134.3mm) 4.92 - 5.52”  (124.9 - 140.1mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.6” / 0.94”  (15.3mm / 24mm) 0.64” / 1.07”  (16.3mm / 27.3mm)
Filter Size 77mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type OSD SSM
Full Time Manual Focus N
Focus Ring Rotation 56 °
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 10.98”  (279mm) 11.02”  (280mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.61”  (244mm) 9.49” / 10.47”  (241mm / 266mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.20x 0.19x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 60 ° 70°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / HB023 Buy ► Y / ALC-F72S Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N Y / 4 /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 17mm = 2.17'
20mm = 2.46'
24mm = 2.97'
28mm = 3.45'
35mm = 4.17'
16mm = 2.14'
20mm = 2.58'
24mm = 3.03'
28mm = 3.51'
35mm = 4.21'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 17mm = 661mm
20mm = 751mm
24mm = 906mm
28mm = 1051mm
35mm = 1270mm
16mm = 653mm
20mm = 785mm
24mm = 925mm
28mm = 1071mm
35mm = 1283mm
 
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